Today Apple responded to the online hubbub over the location data found in the iPhone’s backup files in iTunes.
The response is delivered in a Question and Answer style. Apple dispelled all the misinformation floating on the internet and assured those wondering that there is no nefarious reason for the data that is present in the ‘consolidated.db’ file. It’s to help the location service in the iPhone function faster and the size of the data is the results of a bug that will be corrected in a forthcoming software update.
You can read the response in Apple’s Q & A posted on their site.